Former Super Bowl champion Nick Foles lost his job as starting QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars following an injury earlier this year, but revealed to reporters on Wednesday that he never lost his faith or doubted himself – not even for a second.
“Right when I felt this thing breaking, I was going into the locker room. I just realized, you know, I just realized, God, this wasn’t exactly what I was thinking when I came to Jacksonville,” he said.
“Obviously you come here, and you want to create a culture and impact people, but at the end of the day, if God, this is the journey you want me to go on, I am going to glorify you in every action good or bad, and I still could have joy in an injury,” he explained.
Foles explained that his Super Bowl trophy meant little in comparison to his faith in Christ, which is the ultimate reward.
“People hear that and say that’s crazy, but it’s like when you believe in Jesus and you go out there and play, and that changes your heart, and you only understand it when, you know, that purpose in your life, just like when I hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, the reason I’m smiling is my faith was in Christ. In that moment, I realized I didn’t need that trophy to define who I was because it was already in Christ, and that’s my message when I play. Same thing happens when I get injured,” he said.
Foles was just getting started, and he continued to explain his Christian philosophy from there.
“We tend to make this so much about us as human beings. We tend to make it about us as athletes. It is not about us. It really isn’t, and if you make it about yourself, you’re probably going to go home at night, lay your head on your pillow and be very alone and very sad, and then hopefully someday you can find that purpose in your life,” Foles explained.
“Our purpose isn’t football. It’s impacting people, and my ministry happens to be the locker room, and I have been able still to get to know people, get to know these guys through an injury. Though I might not be playing, that is difficult from a fleshly perspective, but from the spiritual perspective, from my heart, I have been able to grow as a human being to where I feel like I am at a better situation here as a person than I was before because of the trial I just went under,” he said.
Foles added that he “does not believe in the prosperity gospel.” He believes that the word of God is about “trials along the way” that “equip your heart to be what you are” before giving respect to the coach of his opposing team this weekend.
The entire comment can be heard here:
“I don’t believe in the prosperity Gospel. I believe if you read the word of God and you understand it, there’s trials along the way but they equip your heart to be who you are.”
— Sports Spectrum (@Sports_Spectrum) November 13, 2019
After Foles won the Super Bowl MVP with the Philadelphia Eagles as a backup Quarterback in 2018, he gracefully stepped aside the following season and went back to the bench when the starter fully healed – a showing of humility and sportsmanship that is rare in this day and age.
“The presence of faith is not unique to the Eagles, though the way in which it has manifested might be,” ESPN reported.
Foles plans to become a pastor after he retires from the NFL.
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Pro-Trump UFC Fighter Offers to Fight on White House Lawn During Coronavirus Pandemic
Colby Covington wants to put on a show for his fans.
While most professional sports have shut down, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is still hoping to put on mixed martial arts fights during the coronavirus pandemic.
UFC promoter Dana White intends to put on his UFC 249 pay-per-view broadcast next month despite major problems in finding a venue and fighters willing to participate in the event. He refuses to say where the event, which is scheduled to take place on Apr. 18, will ultimately take place.
“Believe me, people have been talking about that,” White said of the potential for holding UFC 249 on an aircraft carrier. “I haven’t resorted to that yet, but that’s probably coming soon.”
White, an avid supporter of President Donald Trump who hosted the President at a UFC event last year, blames the fake news media for making it so difficult for him to promote a fight during the pandemic.
“A lot of these media guys are absolute and total f**king scumbags,” he said. “As soon as you let them know what you’re doing, all they’re trying to do is f**k up everything that you’ve worked. So I’ve literally told every one of these guys to go f**k themselves and I’m not telling any of them what I’m doing, where I’m doing it.”
Former UFC champion and outspoken bad boy Colby Covington has a suggestion for White on where to hold the event: the White House lawn. Covington offered to fight another former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in a free exhibition at any time.
“The offer still stands UFC. I’ll go full Teddy Roosevelt & beat the breaks off Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley live from The White House lawn! Save sports and make it free on ESPN for the people! Im in such a giving mood I’ll even arrange a tour of the oval office for Tyrone, since Obama never did,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.
Covington is one of the most outspoken Trump supporters in all of professional sports, building his entire public image around his support of the President.
“The haters are saying I’m the underdog,” Covington said in 2018. “You know who else was the underdog? The ruler of our nation Donald Trump. And just like Trump I’m gonna grab these p**sies and put them in their place.”
In an iconic photograph, Covington can be seen presenting his former UFC title to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
“He didn’t have to spend as much time as he did with us, and he legitimately gave us 30 minutes – just (expletive), told us some funny stories, he likes chicks, he likes wrestling, he likes MMA. And he was just telling us stories and just being a regular guy. He’s down to earth. He’s just a regular guy,” Covington said following his meeting with the President.
Covington hopes to make the UFC great again, and give lockdown-weary Americans something to excite them, with a patriotic display of ultimate fighting outside of the White House.
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